Thursday, February 03, 2011
WHAT ARE YOU READING? Regency Romance
Brigid Coady talks about her love of Regency romances
I have inherited many things from my mother... some that I would rather I hadn't, but those are the genes you are dealt. Luckily one of the best things that I have inherited is my love of Regency romances. I was brought up on Georgette Heyer and I revisit her whenever I need comfort or cheering up. At a recent RNA meeting we discussed which of her books were our favourite. What is wonderful is the way that there is a story that appeals to everyone.
At the moment I am revisiting 'Frederica' yet again. There is something wonderful about the managing Frederica and the love she has for her family. The Baluchistan hound and of course the romantic scene which is ruined by the sudden mention of 'pork restorative jelly'.
This love of Georgette Heyer led on to other Regency authors and I have a LARGE collection of M&B Historicals which will never be let go. Nicola Cornick and Louise Allen being my particular favourites. Their strong heroines echo the strong heroines that Georgette Heyer wrote well over fifty years ago. And as we all know a strong heroine needs a strong and sexy hero. I'm still in love with Louise's hero Mr Eden Hurst *swoon*
I am looking forward to all the great Regency romances due out in 2011... and while I'm waiting I think when I've finished 'Frederica', I will move on to 'Devil's Cub'.
What is your favourite Georgette Heyer book? And if you haven't read her you must! Which more recent Regency romances have you enjoyed?
Brigid is revising her YA novel 'The Stone Voice' and has agents and publishers interested. She is also starting work on her next YA book, tentatively called 'The Silver Assassin'.